Nicole Solig has been an educator in the Los Angeles Unified School District since 2008. She currently teaches in the Social Studies Department at Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) this fall. Prior to LACES, Nicole worked at the Los Angeles School of Global Studies (LASGS) in downtown LA for 13 years, serving as lead teacher for 8 years, a member of the instructional leadership team, a member of the advisory board, and the College and Career Day chair. Nicole has also been a member of the Facing History and Ourselves Leadership Team for several years, mentor to aspiring teacher candidates, and the former co-site director of the Dominguez Hills International Studies Project. She has facilitated numerous professional development opportunities for teachers around equity in the classroom and teaching historical content, and she is very passionate about helping to build school communities that foster positive learning environments, where students feel supported, their needs are met, and where students from a variety of backgrounds can thrive.